Series: Darklands #3
Published by Self Published on September 8, 2010
Pages: 228 pages
Ever fall in love with the wrong man?
With a body to make a young girl sigh and a voice like black velvet, Mathin is definitely the wrong man. He’s not safe, he’s not stable…he’s not even human.
Andrea doesn’t know what she’s getting into when she agrees to visit her granny. Swept away to another world by a man almost too hot to handle, she can’t decide if it’s a dream come true or someone’s idea of a sick joke.
Romanced by the light of the triple moons, entranced by Mathin’s fiery kisses, will Andrea give up her home on Earth in exchange for something wild?
Scent of Danger by Autumn Dawn wasn’t my favorite out of Dawn’s Darklands series, and it wasn’t entirely Mathin’s fault. With a combination of only having a brief introduction of Mathin’s character in The Charmer, and not really caring for Andrea’s attitude when it came to anything new and different in her life, I wasn’t really invested in Scent of Danger until about halfway through it.
Being tricked into coming to Fallon’s residence where Mathin just happens to be residing because he’s on vacation, is where and when we first get to meet Andrea and her friend – who surprisingly we hear and learn nothing more about even though it appeared as if they were as close as sisters. Anyway, with another brief introduction of Andrea and her grandmother’s characters, we were thrust into the potential conflict that would shape the story of Scent of Danger. While I was intrigued I sort of wished that another heroine was chosen for Mathin, as well as for this story, but thank goodness it got better.
Mathin on the other hand held so much promise from what we learned and read about his character in The Charmer, but I don’t know if in the beginning of Scent of Danger Dawn chose to tweak his character so that his attraction and later devotion to Andrea would be believable. I felt that it was because of the earlier revelations of Andrea’s character that we saw in the beginning portion of Scent of Danger that made it difficult to see Mathin and her ever as a couple without feeling as if Mathin was a lamb lead to the slaughter. It took about halfway through Scent of Danger before Andrea finally got the stick residing in her butt out and started to see past her nose to the fact that Mathin wasn’t just his looks and that he was actual a person with actual feelings.
Also, within Scent of Danger we were able to learn more about the organisms that allowed humans to reside within the Darklands, as well as the humans that live in the swamps where these organisms thrive. With the inclusion of the humans that live in the swamp and a change in the dynamics between Andrea and Mathin I was finally able to refrain from rolling my eyes at the ‘relationship’ between these two.